He is a key figure caught up in the middle of football's biggest corruption scandal. But indicted former Fifa vice-president Jack Warner is still a wildly popular politician in his native Trinidad. So popular that people queue for hours for an audience with the 72-year-old. Some walk into his office, just south of Port-of-Spain, at 1am; others stroll in at 4am, looking for help, or with a problem to share. What they all have in common is that they are devoted to him and have serious doubts about the litany of graft charges levelled against him. He may be disgraced in the world of football, but say it quietly in Trinidad. "Criticism from the outside is just wicked people who want to say bad things about Mr Warner," said Joy Hawls Duyel, 48. Last week, Hawls Duyel slept outside the jail where Warner was held for a night at the request of US authorities, before he walked out on bail. Warner was indicted by the United States for allegedly taking a US$10 million bribe to help South Africa win the race to host the 2010 World Cup, among other charges. On Saturday, after a turbulent week, Warner arrived at his office at 6am. But aides in the office in Chaguanas West, which he represents in the Trinidadian parliament, said it is not unusual for him to come in to work at 2am. They don't understand when it is he sleeps, they said. There were no fewer than 25 people lined up waiting to meet him when he walks into the building and Warner, slight and bald, continued to attend political events and insist on his innocence. A charismatic and wealthy political player, Warner listened carefully to each supporter. He offered up some comforting words here, handed out some gifts to children there. He had his aides track down phone numbers of people who could help solve this problem or that. Warner declined to answer a reporter's questions, saying: "The media has been very unkind to me." Warner, now on Interpol's list of wanted suspects, also showed a visitor a photo in his office of him alongside US President Barack Obama, at the White House, when the United States was lobbying in 2009 to host the World Cup. Outside, in the waiting room, Daryl Meade had no doubt. Warner can do no wrong, has done no wrong, and may one day be Trinidad's prime minister. "He's a very good person. He did a lot in football, getting Trinidad into that world stage," said Meade, a 45-year-old truck driver who came to ask for help after hurting his foot in an accident. "He's been hounded down on an international stage for whatever reason. I personally think that it is sad to see someone with his qualities go through this," he added, saying he would give Warner "condolences for what he is going through". Outside his MP's office, however, plenty of people were disappointed at the corruption allegations against Warner. And many felt like he has dragged their country's name through the mud. "Out of 100 per cent in the community, 50 per cent sees him as a good one, 50 doesn't see him as a good man," said labourer Jason Williams. Indeed, Warner's name is polarising. Few - if any - had a moderate opinion. "Some people would say he helped a lot of people, some would say he is a scam artist," said Aquille, out for a bite at a Port-of-Spain street market. "I heard a lot of stories of him helping people, but I see him prosecuted by the US."